How Adventure Makes You Smarter, Stronger, & More Attractive (Video)

You embrace the idea of risk, adventure, and leading a life filled with meaning. You can probably even point to moments in your own life where stepping out of your comfort zone changed you for the better.

But did you know there’s real science and psychology behind taking smart risks, and it can explain just how living adventurously makes you smarter, stronger, and… wait for it… more attractive? (Yes, really!)

I had the honor of taking the stage in front of 700 brilliant minds at the 2014 TEDx Concordia event (now TEDx Mt. Hood—way better name!) to explain how it’s not just possible to use adventure to improve your life, but practically guaranteed. I opened the day filled with 13 speakers

Watch the presentation below:

Giving this talk was a thrill, but what’s important is what you gain from it.

In the video, I posed two challenges:

  1. Think of one thing you can do before the end of the day that will get you one small step closer to living your big adventure.
  2. Decide it’s important to you, and act on it.

I know that if I can convince you to take that first step above, you’ll follow through on the second. When you do, your life will never be the same.

What’s that one thing you can do today to move one step closer to living your big adventure?

Could you also do me a favor and share this video? The views are growing, and if it’s seen enough, it will be promoted to the main TED site where it has the potential to help millions more people. Let’s put Riskology on a whole new map!